October 26, 2011

The Sked: World Series Delayed

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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Pretend this photo was taken in St Louis

Mother Nature, indeed, is delaying the World Series tonight in St Louis.  Game 6 has been moved to Thursday.  The weather in St Louis Thursday night is forecast to be clear, with a low in the mid-30s.  Light wind.  FOX will air repeats of Glee tonight. 

If St Louis wins Thursday and forces a Game 7, it will be played Friday night at 8 pm ET.  Friday night’s forecast: mostly clear, low also in the mid-30s, and windier — about 10 mph.  The ratings for a Game 7 will be fine in St Louis and Dallas (a combined 3.34% of the country).  But in the other 96%+ of the country without a home team, there will be little interest in changing plans to stay home.  The lower television usage level on Friday night while probably shave about 1.5 18-49 rating points off the number.  FOX just can’t catch a break with this postseason.  Neither can NBC potentially.  The return of the final season of Chuck and the series debut of Grimm would face Game 7 (even a diminished Game 7 is still a decent rating), if it is necessary.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."